Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler have met their new movie Murder Mystery 2 on Netflix, to the delight of their fans, but reviews of the police comedy are mixed.
Co-stars and co-stars reprized their roles as married couple Nick and Audrey Spitzwho are now full-time private investigators after finding themselves caught up in a murder investigation in this 2019 murder mystery.
In the Jeremy Garelick-directed sequel, the Spitz family are invited to the wedding of Maharaja Vikram Govindan (Adeel Akhtar), but are forced into detective mode when he is kidnapped before the ceremony.
Critics aren’t sure what to make of the movie, which was released on Friday. It was panned and praised for its low-key humor, the same combination that made the first film a streaming success.
Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler have reunited to reprise their roles as married private investigators Nick and Audrey Spitz in their new Netflix movie Murder Mystery 2, which was released Friday.
In the sequel, the Spitz family are invited to the destination wedding of the Maharaja (Adeel Akhtar), but are forced into detective mode when he is kidnapped.
In Peter Travers’ review Good morning AmericaExclaim!, criticized “Nothing a Burger”, saying that Aniston and Sandler’s chemistry was spoiled by “dialogue out of the clichéd playbook”.
“A new AI bot like ChatGPT could have created a script with more personality,” the film critic wrote.
Johnny Oleksinski V.I New York Post He agreed, calling the sequel “painfully uninteresting” and “nothing more than a free vacation” for Aniston and Sandler.
Both critics noted a disturbing scene that Sandler jokingly called the Arc de Triomphe in Paris “the hump of an arctic tree”.
Still, others appreciated the action-adventure comedy, which has its main characters off to a nontrivial private island and Paris, for what it is, especially in the wake of the pandemic.
The New York Times Critic Brandon Yeo called it a “harmless sequel” but felt the film’s stars gave it a slight boost.
“Maintaining a charming, middle-aged looseness, Sandler and Aniston have a sensual connection to the duo — one could feel the fun they had creating such silliness,” he wrote, even if the result wasn’t golden. You could do worse for something to turn on while you’re eating dinner.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, who criticized and praised Detective Romp’s low-key humor.
There’s no doubt Sandler, 56, and Aniston, 54 (at the premiere) had a great time filming the sequel, and a number of critics have pointed out their natural chemistry.
In Bilge Ebiri’s review New York magazine, he also saw the advantages of tuning while doing chores around the house.
Murder Mystery 2 knows where it’s at. It doesn’t ask you to drive anywhere or give away your hard-earned money. It’s quite a Netflix movie, and as such, it’s meant to be watched while you’re doing the dishes, folding the laundry, or counting the cash piled in your pocket and slipping it into those little paper tubes that the bank gives you.
He added, “But it’s a filler for time, not a waste of time.” “It’s a movie of simple pleasures – but pleasures.”
So far, Murder Mystery 2 has a rating of 53 percent Rotten tomatoes and an audience score of 57 percent, which is slightly higher than the first film.
One thing that’s certain about the sequel is that Aniston and Sandler had a great time making it. Prior to the comic’s release, they delved into their decades-long friendship and recent onscreen collaboration in a series of promotional interviews.
while chatting with USA TodaySandler, 56, admitted he and Aniston, 54, were still awkward about filming kissing scenes with each other, which they did in all three of their movies together.
The former Saturday Night Live star joked that Aniston was a little excited when it came time to walk around the Murder Mystery movie.
He remembers telling her, “For God’s sake, shut your mouth.” It was so spacious! Every time, she’d come in with a big, wide mouth, and I’d say, “Whoa, hoo-hoo, oh-what do we do?”